UC Davis leaders have laid out a list of proposed reforms in the wake of last November's pepper-spraying of students by campus police.
But the reforms won't likely go into effect before February 2013, the university said.
The action plan announced Wednesday includes a campuswide task force to review campus policies related to protests, an increase in students' role in police functions and an update of the campus's emergency operations plan, officials said.
The moves largely follow recommendations from the Reynoso Task Force Report released in March.
But turning the recommendations into action is still a work-in-progress.
UC Davis administrators expect new policies on protest and civil disobedience to go into effect by February 2013.
Results of a top-to-bottom review of police operations by the state's Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training are expected by December.
After that, police leaders will review department weapons and policies governing their use.
An on-campus police review board could also arise from POST's report.
Meanwhile, new UC Davis Police Chief Matt Carmichael will work to increase students' involvement in campus policing through the campus' student affairs office, student groups and the campus's volunteer police service program.
The UC Davis Police Department is now overseen by the university's provost and executive vice chancellor under recent reforms.
The campus's emergency operations plan is being redrawn to comply with national incident management standards. University officials expect that to be completed by July 30.
The university's botched response to on-campus tuition protests Nov. 18, 2011 punctuated by the pepper-spraying of seated protesters by campus police generated worldwide scorn, investigations by a University of California-appointed task force, the retirement under fire of its embattled police chief and a system-wide review of campus policing by the University of California.
The Reynoso Task Force, led by former state Supreme Court Justice Cruz Reynoso, sharply criticized administrators and campus police for their response to the protests.
In its report, the task force dressed down university leaders for their "systematic and repeated failures," and UC Davis police as a dysfunctional, insubordinate unit ill-equipped to handle crises.
In the weeks since the report's release, university leaders have sought to show they are intent on reform.